Irina Lawton and Second Graders

Local Russian artist worked with second graders.
In December, second-grade students had the opportunity to work with Miami-based Russian photographer Irina Lawton. Each class collaborated to make a cyanotype on fabric. The cyanotype process was one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic images. Students went outside, where they placed objects on sensitized fabric and exposed it to sunlight. Mrs. Lawton then washed the fabric with a solution in the sink. Students were amazed to watch the fabric turn blue. Their objects left behind white silhouettes. Ms. Lawton also brought in old cameras and film that the children handled as she explained the medium of photography.
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